Weathering With You Novel
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Yen Press declared on Thursday that it has authorized Makoto Shinkai‘s novel adjustment of his own Weathering With You anime film.

The organization will discharge the novel in hardcover and carefully on December 17.

Yen Press describes the novel:

“Originally published by Kadokawa Bunko one day prior to the Japanese theatrical release, Weathering With You follows Japanese high school student Hodaka, who runs away from his remote island home to Tokyo the summer of his freshman year. He quickly finds himself pushed to his financial and personal limits, the unusually rainy weather seeming to suggest a gloomy future. He lives his days in isolation but finally finds work as a writer for a mysterious occult magazine. Then one day, Hodaka meets Hina on a busy street corner. This bright and strong-willed girl possesses a strange and wonderful ability—the power to stop the rain and clear the sky.”

The novel appeared in Japan on July 18, a day prior to the film’s July 19 opening.


The Weathering With You film opened in 359 theaters and 448 screens in Japan on July 19. The last Japanese film to acquire more than 10 billion yen was Shinkai’s past film Your Name. three years back. 

Weathering With You film is as yet solid at Japanese film industry. The film has so far earned 13.51 billion yen (about US$126 million) from its 12-week run, which has outperformed the complete film industry gross of E.T. (1982) and Armageddon (1989), both made 13.5 billion yen in Japan.

The Weathering With You film will open in North America on January 17.

GKIDS has authorized the Weathering With You film for North America, and will give the film a awards qualifying theatrical run for the current year before a more extensive screening with captions and an English dub starting on January 17.

GKIDS portrays the film:

“The summer of his high school freshman year, Hodaka runs away from his remote island home to Tokyo, and quickly finds himself pushed to his financial and personal limits. The weather is unusually gloomy and rainy every day, as if to suggest his future. He lives his days in isolation, but finally finds work as a writer for a mysterious occult magazine. Then one day, Hodaka meets Hina on a busy street corner. This bright and strong-­willed girl possesses a strange and wonderful ability: the power to stop the rain and clear the sky…”


(c) Makoto Shinkai, / “Weathering With You” Production Committee